is the second largest county in washington state
.Home to around 1 million residents. Tacoma
is the largest city with a population of about 200 currently beating spokane for the number 2 slot behind seattle.
Lake Tapps (Washington)McNeil Island
Raft IslandTacoma Narrows
The median income for a household in the county was $45,204, and the median income for a family was $52,098. Males had a median income of $38,510 versus $28,580 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,948. About 7.50% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.
The third largest army post in the United States, Fort Lewis
, is located in pierce County
as are McChord Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center, and Camp Murray National Guard post. Altogether these military installations contribute over 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy.